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TOMASULO, Dr. Donald Victor

TOMASULO - Dr. Donald Victor Age 81, formerly of Buffalo, NY and recently of Binghamton, NY, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital with family by his side. He was born to Pasquale Tomasulo and Katherine (Papas) in Buffalo in May 1934. He is predeceased by his brother Joseph, sister-in-law Lucy and nephew Joseph. Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Jean Provino Tomasulo, as well as his two children, John Tomasulo and Donna West, son-in-law John West and grandchildren Jacob, Emily and Joseph West. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Vincent and Joan Tomasulo. He lives on through his family and loved ones, including many nieces and nephews. Donald lived a life too rich to fit on a page, but here are some highlights: he graduated from Grover Cleveland High School and Canisius College and served in the Army reserves for 12 years, before earning his Doctorate in Education from the University at Buffalo. He led a champion chess team as a teacher at Kensington High School and taught deaf students in Buffalo Public Schools. He was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo, where he served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, choir member and religious education teacher. He dedicated his life to others, especially children. As a member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, he entertained hundreds of young people through magic with a message. As a docent at the Buffalo Zoo, he led camps and performed hands-on shows to teach children about animals. Donald was an avid fisherman and loved to shoot pool. His personal passions included running, violin, harp, opera, stamp collecting, puzzles, and especially origami. All who met him received an origami lily of his own design - he left quite the paper trail behind him. A Celebration of His Life will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo on June 11, 2016 at 11 AM. Those who wish to do so may make memorial donations to Blessed Sacrament Church, the Buffalo Zoo or St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

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